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Home for the Holidays: Coping with Triggers

Going home for the holidays For some, the holidays evoke family, connection, and cheer. But, this time of year can be tough for many folks, particularly those in recovery from an eating disorder, substance use disorder, trauma, depression, or other mental health concern. Visiting people or places that bring up uncomfortable memories – or causeContinue reading Home for the Holidays: Coping with Triggers

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Sexual Assault and Alcohol Use

CW: rape/sexual assault The Ford/Kavanaugh case has engendered numerous discussions about the connection between drinking and sexual assault. People – even in the mental health profession – are speculating about the accuracy of Dr. Ford’s report given her (reportedly minor) alcohol consumption around the time of her assault. Others are wondering whether or not KavanaughContinue reading Sexual Assault and Alcohol Use

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Mommy Drinking: How Wine-Mom Culture Has Normalized Alcohol Misuse

If you’re a mom, it’s hard to escape the “wine mom” memes, the ones that lightheartedly encourage you to drink because, woman, kids are tough.  Mommy drinking is real. There’s a Facebook page with over 700,000 followers called “Moms Who Need Wine.” Mothers kid that it’s always “wine o’clock,” get together for boozy play dates,Continue reading Mommy Drinking: How Wine-Mom Culture Has Normalized Alcohol Misuse